Grail to the Thief: an interactive audio adventure

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Friday, September 12, 2014
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Description of App

ail to the Thief is an interactive audio adventure for Windows, Mac and Linux that can be played using only sound, without the need for visuals. The game has been designed with the needs of the blind and visually impaired in mind but can be enjoyed by everyone. Our goal is to deliver an exciting, immersive experience in which the player will always be fully aware of what is happening through the use of voice-overs, sound effects, ambient sound and music.

The Text Adventure, Simplified

In Grail to the Thief, players will make their choices through a conversation tree, eliminating the confusion and frustration that comes with traditional text adventure games, which require players to type in commands to progress.

Inspiration

The game is a nostalgic throwback to childhood favorites such as Zork, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango, and draws inspiration from old BBC radio dramas and the movie Time Bandits.

About the Game

The game stars Hank Krang, a dirty thief from the near future who recently had a self-aware time machine called the Time Excursion Digital Interface, or TEDI, fall into his lap after a poker game. He has decided to use this technology to go throughout time, stealing priceless artifacts. On his first adventure, Grail to the Thief, Hank travels to Arthurian times in search of the Holy Grail.

Version

1.0

Free or Paid

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

10.9.3

Accessibility Comments

This game was built specifically for the blind. It is accessible under all three versions: windows, mac, and linux. I played under both windows and mac and love it. No use of voice over is required.

Usability

The app is fully accessible without the use of VoiceOver

Other Comments

They will be coming out with an IOS version soon. At $5,, for windows mac and linux, and DRM free, it is well worth the investment. Purchasing couldn't be easier, just go to their website, enter your e-mail, and click on the method of payment (paypal or amazon). No account creation required. Just purchase and play. This game is professionally voice acted, which adds so much depth to the game. they are also looking at developping more adventures of this nature.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by techluver 6 years ago

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Comments

Submitted by jrjolley (not verified) on Thursday, September 11, 2014

This is a fun little story. The lines in it are really quite funny in places. It is probably for the beginning adventurer because it's not difficult but it's short enough to play now and again. I'd recommend it for the voice work alone

Submitted by Steve Matzura on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I just read this morning that Grim Fandango, which you mentioned in your article, is being ported to Windows and OS X quite soon. It was originally to remain on the PlayStation 4, but it really belongs on Windows or OS X, in my unhumble opinion. We adventure-gamers should be on the lookout for it.

The explosion of narrative experiences on IOS is really something to support. I have followed this industry for years and have a vested interest in storytelling and narrative within games. These things are cheap enough to support as well. I say just support good writing and authorship.

Submitted by PG_PB on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Can anyone tell me if the game is availible for IOS? I'm looking forward to it. Please email the developer about it!
Thanks

Submitted by talpa171 on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Is there any other way to get the game? I have no paypal or amazon account, because I'm under than 18. I want this game to be in Mac AppStore.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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When they will be releasing the iOS version? I've been waiting for this since last year.
Please keep us updated.

Submitted by Justin on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I haven't heard from the dev of this game since I purchased the mac version last year, mid september of 2014. No idea of the iOS version.

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